SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) — One firefighter died, another was critically injured and a third suffered less serious burns while battling a fire in San Francisco's Diamond Heights neighborhood Thursday.
SFFD Chief Joanne Hayes-White confirmed to CBS 5 that one of three injured firefighters taken to San Francisco General Hospital later died from his injuries.
Hospital spokeswoman Rachael Kagan identified the deceased as a male firefighter. She said a second male firefighter was in critical condition, and a third firefighter, a female, was in fair condition.
The fire broke out about 10:45 a.m. at a four-story home on a slope in the 100 block of Berkeley Way.
The blaze started on the first floor of the home and quickly spread to the second story, SFFD Lt. Mindy Talmadge said.
Talmadge indicated that firefighters saw a flash while inside the home. Around that time, a heat alarm on one of the firefighters' uniforms was activated, she said.
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